Latest Worcester Polytechnic Institute Stories

2013-08-20 23:25:53

Newsletter marketing firm identifies marketing trends for professional practices. Springfield, NJ (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 WPI Communications, Inc., a newsletter marketing firm that has helped professionals build their practices for nearly 30 years, recently released a special report titled, “7 Major Marketing Trends: How Your Practice Can Take Advantage of Them with a Newsletter.” This 15-page guide helps physicians, dentists, physical therapists, accountants, attorneys, financial...

$1.5 Million Up For Grabs In 2014 NASA, WPI Robot Challenge
2013-08-09 09:08:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Together with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), NASA has opened registration for the 2014 Sample Return Robot competition. Academic and industry teams will now begin sending in their applications and building out their robots to compete for a $1.5 million prize. NASA and the WPI will be looking for robots that can autonomously navigate varying terrain in search of geologic samples. These bits of mineral, soil, rock and more...

2013-07-30 23:04:25

Global pioneer of biotechnology education, research and workforce development programs to lead the BETC. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute today named Kamal A. Rashid, PhD, as director of the university’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC). An internationally recognized leader in biotechnology education, research and workforce development programs, he will also hold research professorships in the departments of Chemical Engineering,...

2013-07-24 23:24:50

WPI Communications Launches eNewsletter for Veterinary Practices and Hospitals Springfield, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 WPI Communications, Inc., a newsletter marketing firm that helps dentists, physicians, veterinarians and other professionals to maximize revenue through increased patient contact and referrals, has just released a new marketing product for veterinarians. The monthly eNewsletter, titled PetHealth eNewsletter, is a full-service, turn-key marketing system that helps veterinary...

2013-07-18 23:25:38

Free Report from WPI Communications, Inc., Helps Veterinary Practices and Hospitals Keep in Touch with Pet Owners on a Regular Basis Springfield, NJ (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 WPI Communications, Inc., a newsletter marketing firm that helps veterinarians and other professionals build their practices and augment revenue through increased communication, has released a special report titled, "The Complete Guide to Newsletter Marketing for Veterinary Practices and Hospitals." The 14-page...

2013-06-11 23:04:24

Will study food security, sustainability, and social justice in the Netherlands; Business Professor Steven Taylor will spend a month in New Zealand as a Fulbright Specialist Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Michael Elmes, a professor in WPI's School of Business, has been awarded a grant through the Fulbright Scholars Program to lecture and conduct pioneering research on food security, sustainability, and social justice in the Netherlands during the 2013-14 academic year. This is the...

Sample Return Robot Awarded NASA's Centennial Challenge Prize
2013-06-11 09:29:12

NASA After two days of extensive competition, Team Survey of Los Angeles was awarded $5,000 in prize money after successfully completing Level 1 of the Sample Return Robot Challenge, a part of NASA's Centennial Challenges prize program. The event, hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) June 5-7 in Worcester, Mass., drew robotics teams from the United States, Canada and Estonia to compete for a total of $1.5 million in NASA prize money. Eleven teams arrived to compete at WPI; 10...

2013-06-06 23:30:28

Second Annual Event to Feature Dozens of Hands-On Space and Technological Exhibits Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is once again bringing the future to life this weekend, and New England´s families can join in the fun. TouchTomorrow, now in its second year, is a free event held on the WPI campus composed of hands-on exhibits and activities focused on our scientific and technological future. The activities and exhibits are designed to be enjoyed...

2013-06-03 23:03:28

Eleven teams to vie for $1.5 million prize; WPI to serve as host site for second year. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 From June 5-7 on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 11 teams of citizen inventors from across the country will once again compete for a purse of $1.5 million. The challenge: Design and develop the next generation of robots to explore the landscapes of other worlds. Last year, WPI was the first university selected as host and manager — officially...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.